President Obama’s healthcare reforms look set to be a major issue in November’s presidential election after the Republican-led House of Representatives once again voted to repeal them.
However, the Democrat-led Senate is sure to reject the initiative.
But will Republican-candidate Mitt Romney’s opposition to the law be the vote winner he hopes?
An African-American dominated audience in Texas appeared less than appreciative as he outlined his plans.
“If our goal is jobs, we have to stop spending over a trillion dollars more than we take in every year, and so to do that, I am going to eliminate every non-essential expensive programme I can find. That includes Obamacare – and I’m going to work to reform….,” he said, his speech interrupted by boos.
If a majority of voters were once opposed to his overhaul of the healthcare system, Obama can take solace from the fact that since the Supreme Court upheld the law, opinion polls are now fifty-fifty.